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Joseph J. Gallo, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Mixed Methods Training Program for the Health Sciences
Joint Appointment in Medicine
Research Interests: Depression; Aging; Mortality; Patient preferences; Health services; Patient-provider relationships
Dr. Joseph Gallo is a professor of mental health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the form and presentation of depression in late life in community settings, particularly primary health care in the context of medical comorbidity.
Dr. Gallo serves as the director of the Mixed Methods Training Program for the Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
His team is currently engaged in studying the spectrum of depression in late life as well as the long-term effects of depression care on services use and mortality in late life.
Dr. Gallo received his B.S. in public health from Fordham University. He earned his M.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
He has been recognized with several honors, including a Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research from the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Director, Mixed Methods Training Program for the Health Sciences
- Joint Appointment in Medicine
- Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Centers & Institutes
- B.S., Fordham University (New York) (1978)
- M.D., Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania) (1982)
- M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (1991)
Research & Publications
Dr. Gallo’s research focuses on several key areas, including the form and course of depression among older adults, treatment in primary-care settings, including medical comorbidity, and the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in the population. His work has established that depression presents differently among older adults than younger people, and has helped identify the risk factors for depression, explored the intersection of physical and mental health, and established methods for the detection of dementia and depression in populations.
Academic Affiliations & Courses
Courses and Syllabi
Mixed Methods for Research in Public Health
Activities & Honors
- Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24), National Institute of Mental Health
- Teaching Excellence Recognition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014 - 2015
- Steven Banks Award, American Public Health Association, 2008
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